Category Archives: Top News AFRICA

StarTimes to launch ‘Blood Sisters’ in Kenya

StarTimes subscribers are set to enjoy a new fascinating telenovela series, The Blood Sisters has been launched in August on Novela E Plus channel. The first episode is set to run at the same time every day. The Blood Sisters will be airing exclusively on the StarTimes platform and for the first time in Kenya. [...]

MTN Nigeria granted license for mobile money services

A subsidiary of MTN Nigeria Communications PLC has been granted the authorization by the country’s central bank in Abuja that would enable it to offer financial services. Nigeria declared last year that it would enable telecom companies to offer banking services, intended to give millions of Nigerians without bank accounts access to mobile money services – [...]

Excaf to complete DTT process in Senegal by the end of 2019

Excafs current interests include two TV stations (RDV and DTV), 16 radio stations, of which the four main ones (Dunyaa FM, Al Hamdoullilah FM, Love FM and Sokhna FM) are in Dakar. Its involvement for the DTT transition came from deploying an MMDS network for pay TV for over 15 years. It seized the contract [...]

Airtel to roll out mobile money in Nigeria

Airtel Africa has declared it will soon introduce its mobile money business in Nigeria. The Chief Executive Officer, Raghunath Mandava, claimed that the growth in revenue was attributed to the double-digits growth across business products in Nigeria and East Africa. The telecommunications and mobile money service provider, present in 14 countries across East, Central and [...]

East Africa Got Talent available on Clouds TV, Citizen TV and NBS

East Africa’s Got Talent, a talent show competition which is part of the Got Talent franchise owned by Simon Cowell, launched last weekend with a live screening at the Coca Cola headquarters. The show is built on the international television format, Got Talent and will comprise of an array of acts comprising of singers, dancers, comedians, variety acts, [...]

Discover Digital International partnered with SPI/FilmBox

Digital Entertainment On Demand (DEOD) will now FilmBox Africa, FilmBox Arthouse, Fast&FunBox HD, DocuBox HD, 360 TuneBox, Gametoon HD and FashionBox HD. FilmBox Africa and FilmBox ArtHouse feature Hollywood movies and series, from the best directors and producers and iconic directors such as Hitchcock, Kurosawa, Fellini and many others. Among genres covered by the other [...]

Angola Cables launched its first live gaming portal

Angola Cables announced the launch of its new service that will be opened to all eSports and gaming communities in Africa, delivering a low latency experience to the end user. The gaming portal is a first step in connecting African gamers in the region with users in America, Europe, and Asia, said Crisóstomo Mbundu, product [...]

StarTimes to broadcast UEFA Euro 2020 in Sub Saharan Africa

StarTimes has secured transmission rights for UEFA Euro 2020 as well as Qualifiers to EURO 2020, UEFA Nations League 2020/21 and European Qualifiers to FIFA World Cup 2022. between 2019 and 2020 for countries across sub-Saharan Africa, excluding South Africa, and on all media platforms. StarTimes Sports Director, Shi Maochu said that StarTimes is proud [...]

StarTimes invested $1.9m for new TV channel in Kenya

StarTimes Media is developing a new content in Kenya which will target mainly women with local programs. Rembo TV will be available across Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda and will have reality shows and has a language policy for its content that is set to ensure that 60 percent, 30 percent and 10 percent of programs [...]